Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last Update : 8/1/2022

The safety of our students, employees and community members is our number one priority. We will continue to monitor local, state and national COVID-19 data and will adjust our protocols as needed.
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Vaccinations

Kansas City Kansas Community College highly recommends that all employees and students be vaccinated and obtain a booster when eligible. Being vaccinated cannot only save your life, it can save the lives of your friends and family, young and old. While breakthrough cases can happen, most all who are vaccinated and do contract COVID-19, have significantly reduced symptoms and avoid hospitalization. If you are not vaccinated, please do so.

Centennial Hall Students

For Centennial Hall, unvaccinated students must have a negative rapid point of care or laboratory viral COVID-19 test no more than 7-days before moving in for the fall and spring semesters after the break. Providing proof of a rapid point of care or laboratory test. Weekly testing is required for unvaccinated Centennial Hall students if KCKCC’s indoor masking requirement is in effect.

Student Athletes

For athletes, unvaccinated students must have a negative rapid point of care or laboratory viral COVID-19 test no more than 7 days before the start of the official practice season and at the beginning of practice after the holiday break. Weekly testing is required for unvaccinated athletes is only required when KCKCC’s indoor masking requirement is in effect.

Acquiring a COVID-19 Test

Students will be responsible for acquiring rapid point of care or laboratory COVID-19 test.  Free tests can be acquired at the Wyandotte County Department of Health and other locations in the community located here. The KCKCC Student Health Center can also provide testing for free for students with health insurance or $70 per test for uninsured students.

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Face Masks Welcomed

Following the CDC’s new guidance based on COVID-19 community levels, masks are no longer required at any KCKCC location. However, the college respects the personal choice of those who continue to wear masks.

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KCKCC Quarantine

If an Employee or Student Test Positive for COVID-19
If an Employee or Student Test Positive for COVID-19
All employees or students, regardless of vaccination status
  • Required to stay home for five (5) days
  • If the employee or student has no symptoms or their symptoms are resolving after 5 days, they can return to work/campus.
  • The employee or student will continue to wear a mask while on campus for 5 additional days (if current mask requirement is lifted).
If an Employee or Student Becomes a Close Contact to Someone with COVID-19
If an Employee or Student Becomes a Close Contact to Someone with COVID-19

If an employee or student:

Has been boosted
OR

Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months

OR


Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months

  • The employee or student will not be required to quarantine.
  • The employee or student will be required to wear a mask while on campus for 10 days (if current mask requirement is lifted).
  • Test on day 5, if possible. 

If an employee or student develops symptoms, they should stay home and get a COVID-19 test.

If an employee or student:

Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted.

OR

Complete the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted

OR

Are unvaccinated

  • Required to stay home for 5 days.
  • The employee will be required to wear a mask while on campus for 5 days (if current mask requirement is lifted).
  • Test on day 5, if possible.

If an employee or student develops symptoms, they should stay home and get a COVID-19 test.

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Travel

  • Employees and students (vaccinated and unvaccinated) are allowed to participate in travel beyond the KC metro area for college business.
  • Employees and students are required to obtain a rapid point of care or laboratory COVID-19 test within 48 hours at the conclusion of their travel if they traveled to a location that has a COVID-19 community level of medium to high based on CDC data (COVID-19 Data Tracker) .
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Gatherings with Food

Individuals may gather, in groups, for meetings or events with food as long as three (3) to six (6) feet physical distancing can be continuously maintained. Individuals should ensure that the room capacity can properly accommodate three (3) to six (6) feet distance between attendees while they sit and enjoy food together. Buffet style food service and potlucks are permitted. 

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